John Bare
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John Bare is vice president for programs of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Atlanta, a contributor to CNN.com and an executive-in-residence at Georgia Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. At Blank Family Foundation, John directs grant making to increase access to healthy, affordable food for Georgia families.

Addressing a Food Oasis with Right-Size Retail

The Carver Neighborhood Market in Historic South Atlanta exemplifies the power of right-size retail in building a community and promoting community health.

“Common Market” Offers Innovative Solutions to Fresh Food Distribution Problems

Common Market is solving the distribution problems associated with delivering produce to low-populated areas.

Food Oasis Vision Places Residents at Heart of a Food Strategy

Residents described a Food Oasis vision that has become the framework for grant making and organizing tools for residents.

Baking is more than a job, it’s a new life

There’s some kind of transformation that happens when we learn to bake bread. Bread can effect positive social change.

“HEALing” with cooking, growing, and eating

HEALing Community Center is reaching beyond the boundaries of traditional medicine to transform the health of residents.

Get Rid of the ‘Food Desert’ Label

The movement to eradicate food deserts would benefit from, of all things, banishment of the term food desert.